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Great vision, poor policy

"We have a great TAFE network and many excellent TAFE institutions. But it’s the educators and teachers that make a difference. TAFE’s future depends on its people. You have one of the most important tasks in the country – to ...

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Report “portrays” VET as system in crisis

Why qualifications matter for TAFE teachers, and why the Productivity Commission got it wrongSkills Australia released its roadmap for vocational education and training: Skills for Australia on May 3 and the Productivity Commissioned released a Research Report from its study ...

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Business as usual?

TAFE needs immediate and significant support to develop the teaching capability required to realise a high-skills economy. And the latest teaching qualification doesn’t fit the bill, writes Pat Forward. The Australian VET system is about to see yet another version ...

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